Tuesday, June 06, 2006

World Fantasy Convention Anthology

This year's World Fantasy Convention (November 2-5, Austin, make your plans now) will be devoted mostly to honoring Robert E. Howard on the centennial of his birth. In conjunction with the convention, there'll be an anthology of stories inspired by Howard and his work. It will be edited by Scott Cupp and Joe Lansdale, and it's going to be a must-have item. It doesn't have a title yet, but here's the line-up:

Dean Andersson - Slim and Swede and the Damned Dead Horse
Neal Barrett, Jr. - The Heart
Jayme Blaschke - Prince Koindrindra Escapes
Lillian Stewart Carl - The Diamonds of Golconda
Bill Crider and Charlotte Laughlin - The Heart of Ahriman
Scott Cupp - One Fang
Brad Denton - The King Comes to Texas
Mark Finn – A Whim of Circumstance
Melissa Mia Hall – The Sea of Grass on the Day of Wings
Rick Klaw and Paul Miles - A Penny a Word
Ardath Mayhar - The Pillar in the Mist
Michael Moorcock - The Roaming Forest
Chris Nakashima-Brown - The Bunker of the Tikriti
Lawrence Person – The Toughest Jew in the West
James Reasoner - Wolves of the Mountain
Jessica Reisman – Two Hearts in Zamora
Carrie Richerson - The Warrior and the King
Chris Roberson - The Jewel of Leystall
Howard Waldrop - Thin, On the Ground
Livia Washburn - Boomtown Bandits
Gene Wolfe – Six From Atlantis

Admit it. You know you want a copy right now.

A couple of corrections from Scott Cupp, from his comment below:
"While the book will premiere at the World Fantasy Convention it is actually a joint publication of FACT and Monkeybrain and is not officially associated with the WFC. Also, I misspelled Jessica Reisman's name and story title. It is 'Two Hearts in Zamora.'"

I've made the spelling and title corrections in the listing.

5 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Sounds like a fine companion to RAZORED SADDLES, to say the least. Though a story by JRL HOS could be missed...

Bill said...

Absolutely. I think JRL was too busy with other work to contribute. Nice that he has the work, but his story will be missed indeed.

Scott Cupp said...

A couple of quick points Bill. While the book will premiere at the World Fantasy Convention it is actually a joint publication of FACT and Monkeybrain and is not officially associated with the WFC. Also, I misspelled Jessica Reisman's name and story title. It is Two Hearts in Zamora. Befuddled and fumblefingered is my daily status.

Bill said...

Thanks for the correction, Scott. I'll put it up in the main post.

isit said...

Looks absolutely great! Congrats to you and James for being in! (Juri, signing under a different blogger name) (the Word Verification word is pretty Howardish: Ozwyuhu)